CHESTERVILLE — Residents voted 147-94 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to protect water quality in the town.

The town’s Water Resources Protection Committee developed the ordinance. It sets guidelines on commercial water extraction and mineral extraction but does not prohibit them.

The ordinance follows state law but is more stringent in a couple of areas, including guidelines on excavation near a great pond, committee Chairman Fran Fuller previously said.

It is an effort to protect water quality within the town for generations to come, he said.

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